Audi

Audi denies CEO Stadler will be replaced by former Skoda boss

Feb. 16, 2018 08:50 CET

Audi Chairman Matthias Mueller said reports of an ouster of CEO Rupert Stadler are false. A German newspaper said Stadler will be replaced in April, with former Skoda CEO Winfried Vahland seen as his most likely successor.... Read More »

Porsche, Audi will significantly cut costs with joint EV platform, CEOs say

Feb. 10, 2018 10:52 CET

Porsche and Audi will significantly reduce development costs for their future electric cars with a joint platform, German newspapers quoted their chief executives as saying.... Read More »

Audi CEO Stadler's job is safe, labor boss says

Feb. 8, 2018 16:51 CET

Audi's works council chief brushed off the suggestion that CEO Rupert Stadler could leave amid investigations into Audi's role in parent VW Group's diesel-emissions scandal.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

German premium brands count on EVs, new niches to keep record momentum

Feb. 8, 2018 13:26 CET

German premium brands are bracing themselves for the potentially treacherous transition to autonomous, electric and shared vehicles but Audi, BMW and Mercedes have the advantage of starting from a position of strength.... Read More »

Mexico's 2017 record auto output revised upward, but caution remains

4:03 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 7, 2018

The Mexican auto industry revised its 2017 record auto production upward after newcomer Audi reported numbers from its Q5 plant in San Jose Chiapa, Puebla.... Read More »

Audi offices searched by German prosecutors in diesel-emissions probe

Feb. 6, 2018 11:01 CET

German prosecutors searched offices at Audi's headquarters and its plant in Neckarsulm, Germany, in connection with the suspected manipulation of diesel engines in Europe.... Read More »

German vehicle output disrupted for 3rd day by union strikes

11:55 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2018

Car factories across Germany were at a standstill on Friday as industrial workers staged a third day of 24-hour strikes, focusing on plants owned by Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Audi and BMW.... Read More »

VW: Audi pads winning streak to 99 months, VW brand up 5.2%

12:32 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2018

VW's U.S. sales rose 5.2 percent in January to 24,744, with crossovers accounting for 52 percent of sales for the sedan-heavy brand.... Read More »

German prosecutors raid homes of Audi staff

Jan. 31, 2018 16:42 CET

German prosecutors searched the homes of several current and former Audi employees in connection with the automaker's involvement in parent VW Group's diesel-emissions cheating scandal.... Read More »

Audi starts taking deposits for e-tron SUV

Jan. 29, 2018 06:01 CET

Audi is taking deposits from potential customers for its new e-tron full-electric SUV in four European markets. The e-tron will launch later this year as a rival to cars such as the Tesla Model X and Jaguar I-Pace.... Read More »

All-day strikes loom at German auto companies after wage talks collapse

Jan. 27, 2018 15:15 CET

Germany's most powerful union, IG Metall, is escalating a dispute over wages and flexible working hours with day-long strikes planned that threaten to hit automakers and suppliers.... Read More »

Skoda veteran named Audi's China sales chief

Jan. 26, 2018 11:20 CET

Audi has appointed Marco Schubert, Skoda's sales chief for Asia, as president of sales at VW's joint venture with China FAW Group.... Read More »

Dealers are vital in electrified, self-driving future

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2018

Even with the move to electrified and autonomous cars, dealerships will survive and thrive, say Audi's Scott Keogh and Porsche's Klaus Zellmer.... Read More »

Audi ordered to recall 127,000 vehicles over emissions, reports say

Jan. 21, 2018 12:22 CET

Audi has been ordered to recall 127,000 vehicles after Germany's motor transport authority detected illicit emission-control software in the automaker's latest Euro 6 diesel models, press reports said... Read More »

Audi outsells BMW, Mercedes in China's luxury race

Jan. 18, 2018 09:41 CET

Audi is still China's top luxury vehicle seller after outselling both BMW and Daimler in the world's biggest market.... Read More »

Audi's Keogh: Electric apocalypse can be a bonanza

12:16 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 17, 2018

Although not normally a contrarian, Audi of America President Scott Keogh says a coming age of electrified and autonomous connected cars won't be the end of the world for auto dealerships.... Read More »

DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Audi A7 is brand's 'secret weapon' to win Porsche and Tesla buyers

Jan. 16, 2018 11:18 CET

The A7 has become Audi's secret weapon for attracting new customers from rivals such as Porsche and Tesla, Anthony Foulk, the automaker's head production manager, said.... Read More »

German premium brands set 2017 sales records; Mercedes keeps luxury crown

Jan. 12, 2018 15:23 CET

Germany's three premium brands reported record vehicle sales last year on booming demand for their SUVs. Mercedes retained the top spot in global luxury-car sales rankings for a second year.... Read More »

Audi, BMW workers stage strikes amid talks over wages, hours

Jan. 12, 2018 09:21 CET

Workers at German companies, including Audi and BMW, are staging further walkouts amid labor talks seeking higher pay and shorter working hours.... Read More »

Detroit auto show preview: Acura to Ford

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2018

A roundup of brands, from Acura to Ford, that will unveil new product at the Detroit auto show.... Read More »

VW: A 19% Dec. freeze; Audi extends streak

11:45 am U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2018

Volkswagen's U.S. sales fell 19 percent in December to 30,281 while Audi extended its industry-best streak of year-over-year monthly sales increases to 98 months.... Read More »

2017 Photos of the year: Places

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 1, 2018

Automakers such as Audi and Toyota opened some significant facilities in 2017.... Read More »

Audi recalls 330,000 cars in Germany on possible electrical problem

10:29 am U.S. ET | Dec. 20, 2017

Audi said it was recalling 330,000 cars in Germany due to possible problems with electrical connections for the auxiliary heater that could cause fires.... Read More »

U.S. regulators approve emissions fix for 24,000 Audi diesel 3.0-liter vehicles

1:18 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 19, 2017

The EPA and the California Air Resources Board said they approved an emissions fix for 24,000 Audi 3.0-liter passenger cars as Volkswagen looks to move beyond its diesel emissions crisis.... Read More »

KEITH CRAIN

It is finally happening, sort of

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 18, 2017

After a decade of delays and false starts, it looks like we will see several more 48-volt battery systems installed in the top-of-the-line German vehicles in 2018. It will be interesting to see how it works.... Read More »

 
Why rival designers are talking up the Jaguar I-Pace

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 19 2018

image
It's intriguing when, without prompting, designers talk up a rival vehicle. And that's happening wit ...
 Read More ›

Renault follows Audi into the potentially lucrative e-sports world

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14 2018

image
Renault is following other major corporate sponsors, including Audi, into the potentially lucrative ...
 Read More ›

VW has fixed its China operations and is now set to keep its lead

Yang Jian
5:39 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9 2018

image
GM, Toyota, Honda, Geely and Great Wall have all had good starts to the year in China, posting stron ...
 Read More ›

Polestar CEO's challenge: embracing change

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8 2018

image
Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath made the rare transition of from design boss to chief executive of his ...
 Read More ›

For German automakers, an ugly past that won't go away

Christiaan Hetzner
2:18 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2018

image
The moral depths to which Volkswagen was willing to sink in order to defraud public opinion about th ...
 Read More ›

Jaguar XJ could be reborn as electric Tesla fighter

Richard Truett
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23 2018

image
Autocar reported this week that the Jaguar XJ flagship sedan is being rebuilt from the wheels ...
 Read More ›

Peugeot's decision to give 3008 and 5008 SUV styling pays off

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19 2018

image
Peugeot's decision to replace its 3008 and 5008 minivans with more crossover-oriented versions has p ...
 Read More ›

BMW exec combines Silicon Valley innovation with corporate rigor

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 17 2018

image
German automotive companies have acknowledged that they need to foster a work culture more akin to S ...
 Read More ›

Will Mercedes' G class get juiced?

Amy Wilson
9:35 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14 2018

image
Mercedes could make an electric variant of its iconic G-class SUV, Dieter Zetsche seemed to imply in ...
 Read More ›

PSA develops possible Renault Twizy rival

Peter Sigal
4:55 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12 2018

image
PSA's latest effort in the field of mobility services is a plug-in hybrid three-wheeled scooter that ...
 Read More ›

Newsletters & Alerts
  • Sample
  • Sample
  • Sample
  • Sample
image
European sales rise 7% in January, boosted by SUVs
Europe's new-car market opened the year with 7 percent sales growth in January. Almost all automaker ...
 Read More ›
image
Renault, Kia and Ford are winners as Russia sales rise 31%
Renault, Kia and Ford were big winners in Russia in January after the new-car market grew by 31 perc ...
 Read More ›
image
French, Asian brands outstrip home rivals in rising German market
French and most Asian brands outstripped domestic rivals in sales growth in a German market up 12 pe ...
 Read More ›
image
UK sales fall 6% in January with diesel demand slumping
UK registrations fell 6 percent last month as weaker consumer confidence and uncertainty over the fu ...
 Read More ›
image
Italy sales rise 3% on extra selling day
New-car sales in Italy rose 3.4 percent to 177,822 in January, according to figures published by Ita ...
 Read More ›
image
Spain sales surge 20% in January
New-car sales in Spain surged 20 percent in January on strong demand for the VW, Seat and Peugeot br ...
 Read More ›
image
France sales increase nearly 3% in January
New-car registrations in France rose 2.5 percent in January, with sales helped by strong gains at Pe ...
 Read More ›
image
European sales fall 5% in December with Fiat, Nissan and Skoda among biggest losers
European new-car sales fell nearly 5 percent in December, hurt by extra days off for Christmas versu ...
 Read More ›
image
Kia, VW are winners as Russia sales rise 12% in 2017
Kia and VW brand were the top gainers in Russia last year as the country's new-car market rebounded ...
 Read More ›
image
Europe's luxury compact car segment forecast to decline for second year
Aging models such as the BMW 1 series and Audi A3 as well as the continued rise of SUV alternatives ...
 Read More ›
image
Europe's EV sales expected to top 200,000 this year
Sales of full-electric cars are set to surge to 200,000 this year, helped by the arrival of the new ...
 Read More ›
image
VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record
Strong demand for new entries from VW, Peugeot and Seat helped to increase European sales in the com ...
 Read More ›
image
Premium midsize SUVs overtake sedans, wagons in key European segment
Last year for the first time premium SUV models such as the Volvo XC60, Audi Q5 and BMW X3 were more ...
 Read More ›
image
Renault, Mercedes, Fiat give new life to pickup segment
Renault, Fiat, Mercedes, and soon PSA, are all launching pickup trucks to take on market leader Ford ...
 Read More ›
image
Automakers add more tech to subcompact cars to boost margins
New models, increased technology and a strong focus on personalization are helping volume automakers ...
 Read More ›
image
Small SUVs in focus as Citroen, Hyundai, Kia and Seat ready challengers
Europe's small SUV segment is about to get a lot more crowded as automakers including VW, Hyundai, K ...
 Read More ›
image
EVs are Europe's fastest growing segment
The EV segment was Europe's fastest growing sector in the first half as sales jumped 56 percent. ...
 Read More ›
image
Mercedes, Mini, help reverse Europe's cabriolet slump
Europe's premium convertible segment is on the rise as new models from Mercedes, Mini and Porsche he ...
 Read More ›
image
SUVs will continue to dominate in Europe
Surging demand for SUVs and crossovers in Europe shows no signs of slowing. Analysts predict the bod ...
 Read More ›
image
Toyota promotes female executive to top management level
Chika Kako is a rarity in Toyota's upper echelons. ...
 Read More ›
image
Rolls-Royce appoints new engineering chief
Rolls-Royce named BMW veteran Mihiar Ayoubi as head of engineering at the British ultraluxury brand. ...
 Read More ›
image
Kuniskis' job: Fan excitement for Alfa, Maserati
Tim Kuniskis, the car-crazy U.S. sales guy handed control of Alfa Romeo and Maserati, knows somethin ...
 Read More ›
image
FCA names new global boss for Alfa, Maserati
Fiat Chrysler named Tim Kuniskis to be the new global head for Maserati and Alfa Romeo while trimmin ...
 Read More ›
image
New ZF CEO is former Bosch autos boss Scheider
ZF recruits mew CEO from Mahle, which had grabbed him from Bosch. Mahle promotes the man it recruite ...
 Read More ›
image
Nissan Europe promotes veteran alliance exec to top sales job
Nissan Europe has promoted Ken Ramirez to lead its sales and marketing operations in the region foll ...
 Read More ›
image
Valeo appoints new China president
Valeo has promoted Francois Marion to president of its China unit. ...
 Read More ›
image
Former Bosch autos chief will be new ZF CEO, reports say
Bosch's former automotive division head, Wolf-Henning Scheider, will be the new CEO of ZF, moving fr ...
 Read More ›
image
Skoda veteran named Audi's China sales chief
Audi has appointed Marco Schubert, Skoda's sales chief for Asia, as president of sales at VW's joint ...
 Read More ›
image
Schaeffler names former BMW exec as new e-mobility chief
Schaeffler has appointed Jochen Schroeder, a former BMW executive, to lead the group's newly establi ...
 Read More ›
image
BMW makes leaner, sleeker 6-series GT
BMW hopes a more appealing design, greater variability and increased comfort will propel sales of it ...
 Read More ›
image
Volvo counts on XC40 for conquests
Volvo is counting on its first model in the fast-growing premium compact SUV segment to break a lot ...
 Read More ›
image
Hyundai gives Kona off-road capabilities to broaden small SUV's appeal
Hyundai hopes a sharp design, advanced connectivity features and off-road capability will help win c ...
 Read More ›
image
Citroen sees C3 Aircross luring minivan loyalists
Citroen says the C3 Aircross will stand out from rivals in the subcompact SUV segment with its expre ...
 Read More ›
image
VW seeks youth appeal with T-Roc
VW believes the T-Roc's high-tech connectivity features, expressive design and fashionable color opt ...
 Read More ›
image
Seat Arona tackles the 'urban jungle'
Seat is aiming its Arona subcompact crossover at inhabitants of "the urban jungle" who don't need of ...
 Read More ›
image
BMW sticks to X3's winning formula
BMW has stuck to its winning formula for its X3, one of the automaker's highest volume models, givin ...
 Read More ›
image
Renault touts Alaskan's comfort features
Renault is seeking to capture a share of Europe's small-but-growing pickup segment with the Alaskan, ...
 Read More ›
image
Mercedes pickup aims to mimic success of brand's SUVs
Daimler hopes the Mercedes X class will be a game-changer for its light commercial vehicles division ...
 Read More ›
image
Opel Grandland X plugs key gap in SUV lineup
Opel's Grandland X crossover is expected to give the automaker a strong foothold in Europe's popular ...
 Read More ›
image
Suppliers to the new Toyota C-HR
Assembly of the all-new Toyota C-HR began in November 2016 at the automaker's plant in Sakarya, Turk ...
 Read More ›
image
Suppliers to the new Aston Martin DB11
Assembly of the all-new Aston Martin DB11 began in May 2016 in at the supercar maker's plant in Gayd ...
 Read More ›
image
Suppliers to the new Audi Q2
Assembly of the all-new Audi Q2 began in July 2016 at Audi's plant in Ingolstadt, Germany. ...
 Read More ›